Paris J'Adore hotel conquers stress points by finding solutions for typical issues experienced while traveling. Bedside temperature controls, a 24/7 spa, automated bathtubs, swings, luxury beds, TV-monitored peepholes for app-opening doors and automated light-control systems are among the amenities.
With nearly 50% of travel funds used for transportation, tourists often struggle with ground transportation options, which could be hourly rental Zipcars in some destinations, inexpensive taxis in Mexico or trains in Italy. Being able to recommend local mobility-on-demand companies and mass transit apps for download can help customers navigate more easily.
This week's 2019 National Senior Games is filling hotels and making about a $34 million economic impact on Albuquerque, N.M. "I expect to see a nice bump in attendance for the weeks before, during and after the Senior Games," Shelle Sanchez of Albuquerque's Cultural Services Department says, adding that the older, active people "love to travel, and many came early and planned to stay late."
Dream Hotel Group owns or manages 19 North America and Asia locations and plans to open 50 more properties by 2022. The lifestyle and cultural experience concept is enabling the smaller brand and management company to compete with larger corporations.
Superb food and wine, turret rooms, lavish furnishings and lovely views can be had at some of France's favorite chateaus. Rachel Cranshaw describes and ranks 15, including Chateau de Lalande in Dordogne, Chateau de Chantore in Normandy and Chateau de Mazan in Provence.
Link Hotel & Hub from Dan Hotels is expanding from Tel Aviv into western European cities and the US, bringing its street-style art (both as decor and for sale) and user-friendly technology. "Our direct competition in Tel Aviv is primarily the four-star business hotels and the some of the larger boutique hotels -- although, indirectly, what sets Link apart is our focus specifically on the modern business travelers and creating a hotel environment that caters to the convenience and comfort for both business and pleasure," Ron Federmann of Dan Hotels says.
The Amsterdam, LaGuardia and Munich airports, among others, may want to rethink their robotic push, since OAG's study of 2,000 travelers shows they're not keen on the mechanical assists. One of the top suggestions from travelers wasn't biometrics or high-tech security but was decidedly more low-tech: more drop-off and pick-up loading zones.
A host of makeup firms are introducing foundation products that go beyond the face and all over the body as a way to even out skin tone and cover imperfections. Adding powder after applying body makeup isn't required, but can help promote longer wear, says Carol Mackie of M.A.C.
Summer nails are featuring shades reminiscent of exotic fruits to match the brightness of the season. Some nail art fans are also adding lacquer-created adornments of stars, berries and other objects to bring zing to the look.
Luxury brand marketing executive Yohan Amiot of Accor's MGallery Hotel Collection explains how storytelling has become a vital part of defining its luxury brand. For example, the history of its various buildings is woven into the theme of each property, such as an original billiards table and memorabilia from its previous incarnation as a billiards hall.